Every week at the market I talk to chefs who purchase our Daikon, Sweet Potatoes, Radicchio, Fennel, and Romanesco by the arm full. Many of them tell me they use them in really simple dishes. Just one example is at Central Kitchen where they salt and sear our Daikon on a very hot grill and serve. Here in the farmhouse kitchen I find many of my favorite recipes are incredibly simple, featuring fresh vegetables paired with one of our Farm Salts and now I add a splash of Verjuis. All of Eatwell’s kitchen staples will simplify your cooking life, plus there is the bonus of easing the burden of holiday shopping, as they all make wonderful, thoughtful gifts that you can order online and have delivered with your CSA share.
Eatwell Farm Salts come in the following flavors: Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon, Smoked Chili and Heirloom Tomato. All of the flavor ingredients are grown here on the farm and the salt is the best grey sea salt from Brittany. Roasted vegetables like Romanesco are amazing with a drizzle of good olive oil and Smoked Chili or Lemon Salt. I personally never make steak or hamburger without our Lavender Salt! Their application is endless, soups, stews, spaghetti sauce, lentils, taco mix.
This year we bottled our first batch of Eatwell Farm Verjuis (juice from unripened grapes). It is extremely acidic and can be used in place of vinegar or lemon juice. We just used it in place of lemon juice in our pie crust last week. I am now splashing all sautéed greens with Verjuis and plus a sprinkling of one of our Farm Salts, and easy peasy, done!
Freshly Milled Whole Heirloom Wheat Flour is nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, like the whole wheat flour you buy in the store. The best way I can describe it is fluffy. Our flour makes the most delicious (and yes, fluffy) pancakes, fantastic bread and rolls and the best pie crust and chocolate chip cookies. For cookies and pie crust we do use 1/2 our flour and 1/2 white flour. With the rolls I make, I now use all our flour but unbleached white flour when rolling out the dough. Unlike store bought flour which is typically rancid, it has a delicious, nutty flavor. Sometimes baking fresh rolls will turn a simple soup into the most delightful winter meal, and using our fresh whole wheat flour will also make it more substantial and far more nutritious.
Lastly, I wanted to mention the Sugars: Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Rose Geranium, and Smoked Chili. What is a holiday season without cookie baking? Make your basic sugar cookie something very special with a sprinkling of one of our flavored sugars. Again, all the flavor ingredients are grown here at Eatwell and then blended with organic cane sugar. These sugars are used to finish, sprinkle or replace just a small portion of the sugar in one of your favorite recipes. I absolutely love hot chocolate and really enjoy it with a bit of a kick, so I use just a pinch of our Smoked Chili Sugar. And for a special twist on Creme Brûlée try mixing in some of the Rose Geranium Sugar, yum!
All of the Eatwell Farmhouse Kitchen supplies can be ordered with your CSA delivery as an extra item. They make wonderful gifts for friends, teachers, and family members, anyone who enjoys food. And don’t forget yourself!
To order as a CSA member, log into your Eatwell Farm account and click on the category icons, add the items you wish to purchase to your cart and check out! If you place your order by 4pm the Sunday before your next delivery, your items will be delivered with your next box!
Non- CSA members can order these wonderful products too! Just use our webstore, and we'll ship it via Priority Mail.